There are various ways to find a job in Qatar. You can start your job search on the internet and by viewing major firms operating there in the Yellow Pages.
There are many job opportunities in Qatar, but it should be noted that there are often more candidates than job vacancies available. It is therefore important to take one’s application very seriously in order to stand out from the crowd and get noticed.
When you send a CV/résumé to an employer in Qatar, be concise, precise, organized, and original. Avoid unnecessary information, and pay attention to the style and the formatting.
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It is customary to attach a photo to your CV/résumé.
Finally, adapt your CV/résumé for each application, do not re-use the same model for every application as that can sometimes prove inadequate. Check your CV/résumé carefully and avoid spelling mistakes.
The cover letter must serve as a complement to your CV/résumé. Your cover letter should also highlight your writing skills, your ability to summarize, and your ability to “advertise” yourself. It must be tailored to the company you are sending your application to, and to the desired position. The cover letter can be typed, except if a handwritten letter is specifically requested. It is then up to you to put the emphasis on your personal and professional skills and explain why your application is particularly relevant to the position you are applying to.
If writing a CV/résumé and a cover letter sound deeply unappealing to you, you can always pay for a professional CV/résumé to be done for you for a few euros. You can find many professional CV/résumé writing services on the internet.
Find a job
As explained in the article Work visa in Qatar, it is necessary to get a valid job offer prior to any settlement in Qatar.
To find job offers in Qatar from abroad, browse the internet to find websites dedicated to employment in Qatar, such as Monster jobs, Stepstone, or Espace Emploi International.
Many other websites are available like All Qatar Jobs or Jobs in Qatar.
If you send unsolicited applications, it may be useful to refer to the Qatar yellow pages.
Contact the chamber of commerce and/or the embassy or consulate of your country established in Qatar in order to get job listings or useful addresses if applicable. You can also contact the embassy or consulate of Qatar in your area to find out more about the local labour market and to get information about work visa procedures.
In Qatar, headhunters and recruitment agencies have an important role to play for local companies. Indeed, their task is to find the best candidates to fill up positions where highly specific skills are required in fields like in the gas, oil, or chemical industries. There are major international headhunter companies established in Qatar.